Friday, 9 December 2011
Spelling Help Needed
Yesterday my mention of a jeelie piece produced this comment from Macheath:
...'jeelie piece' - that brings back memories - and a scots spelling query; the breaktime snack at my primary school was known to all and sundry as a leavie - or leavy or levie? I have no ideal how to spell it and, as a home-counties-based exile, this is probably the best way to find out.
Can anyone help solve the spelling mystery?
Observer takes me to task about my 'jeelie' spelling and she's possibly correct or could it be a simple east/west spelling divide?
It's a jeely piece surely, like the weans couldn't get flung oot a twenty story flat.
I won't expound the delights of 'shivery bites' - another gourmet delicacy from my childhood which today's youngsters will, sadly, never experience.